Barbadillo, Manzanilla en Rama ‘Saca Releases’ 1999
Saca de Primavera  half-bottle (1)
Saca de Verano  half-bottle (1)
Saca de Otoño  half-bottle (1)
Saca de Invierno  half-bottle (1)
‡ For wine offered ‘in bond’ only. If you choose t… Read more
Barbadillo, Manzanilla en Rama ‘Saca Releases’ 1999 Saca de Primavera half-bottle (1) Saca de Verano half-bottle (1) Saca de Otoño half-bottle (1) Saca de Invierno half-bottle (1)

4 half-bottles per lot
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BARBADILLO
The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest and best Sherry producers. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo and Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings and classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature and capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character and instantly recognisable saline flavour. Barbadillo are also famous for old and rare Sherries. Thanks to almost two centuries of careful stock management by the family, they have a huge stock of old wines. Some of these have been in the family’s care for over 150 years. The ‘Sacrista’ cellar is home to the oldest Criadeiras (a level of butts in the Solera), and the family’s own private collection. These oenological treasures are released in tiny parcels and Christie’s is delighted to present fabulously rare bottles here.
Barbadillo, Manzanilla en Rama Saca Releases 1999
Saca de Primavera half-bottle (1)
Saca de Verano half-bottle (1)
Saca de Otoño half-bottle (1)
Saca de Invierno half-bottle (1)

In presentation case
The First ever En Rama labelled sherries to be bottled and this is the last bottle available of the Primavera 1999. The last six will be kept by Barbadillo in their samples museum.


4 half-bottles per lot
Special notice

‡ For wine offered ‘in bond’ only. If you choose to buy the wine in bond no Excise Duty or Clearance VAT will be charged on the hammer. If you choose to buy the wine out of bond Excise Duty as applicable will be added to the hammer price and Clearance VAT at 20% will be charged on the Duty inclusive hammer price. Whether you buy the wine in bond or out of bond, 20% VAT will be added to the buyer’s premium and shown on the invoice
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Please note that this lot is Duty Paid

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